Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vSAN: Fast Track [V7]


Czas trwania: 40 Hours (5 days)

Cena netto: zł13 900,00

Opis szkolenia

During this five-day, intensive course, you gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. You learn about managing and operating vSAN. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks such as vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations, and advanced vSAN cluster operations.

You also focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot vSAN 7 implementations and gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

This course is a combination of the following courses: VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy, VMware vSAN: Management and Operations, and VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting.

Cel szkolenia

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe vSAN concepts

• Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components

• Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN

• Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters

• Describe the different vSAN deployment options

• Explain how to configure vSAN fault domains

• Detail how to define and create a VM Storage policy

• Discuss the impact of vSAN storage policy changes

• Describe vSAN storage space efficiency

• Explain how vSAN encryption works

• Identify requirements to configure vSAN iSCSI target

• Detail HCI Mesh technology and architecture

• Detail vSAN file service architecture and configuration

• Explain the use cases of vSAN Direct

• Describe how to setup stretched and two-node vSAN clusters

• Explain the importance vSAN node hardware compatibility

• Describe the use of VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to automate driver and firmware installations

• Detail vSAN resilience and data availability

• Discuss the vSAN cluster backup methodology

• Describe the vSAN maintenance mode and data evacuation options

• Define the steps to shut down a vSAN cluster for maintenance

• Explain how to use proactive tests to check the integrity of a vSAN cluster

• Use VMware Skyline Health™ for monitoring vSAN health

• Apply a structured approach to troubleshoot vSAN cluster configuration and operational problems


Storage and virtual infrastructure consultants, solution architects, and administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN [v7]

Program szkolenia

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

2 Introduction to vSAN

• Describe vSAN architecture

• Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT

• Identify vSAN objects and components

• Describe the advantages of object-based storage

• Describe the difference between All-Flash and Hybrid vSAN architecture

• Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN

• Discuss the vSAN integration and compatibility with other VMware technologies

3 Planning a vSAN Cluster

• Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters

• Apply vSAN cluster planning and deployment best practices

• Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance

• Design vSAN hosts for operational needs

• Identify vSAN networking features and requirements

• Describe ways of controlling traffic in a vSAN environment

• Recognize best practices for vSAN network configurations

4 Deploying a vSAN Cluster

• Recognize the importance of hardware compatibility

• Ensure the compatibility of driver and firmware versioning

• Use tools to automate driver validation and installation

• Apply host hardware settings for optimum performance

• Use vSphere Life Cycle Manager to perform upgrades

• Deploy and configure a vSAN Cluster using Cluster Quickstart wizard

• Manually configure a vSAN Cluster using vSphere Client

• Explain and configure vSAN fault domains

• Using vSphere HA with vSAN

• Understand vSAN Cluster maintenance capabilities

• Describe the difference between implicit and explicit fault domains

• Create explicit fault domains

5 vSAN Storage Policies

• Describe a vSAN Object

• Describe how objects are split into components

• Explain the purpose of witness components

• Explain how vSAN stores large objects

• View object and component placement on the vSAN Datastore

• Explain how storage policies work with vSAN

• Define and create a virtual machine storage policy

• Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies

• Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically

• Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

6 vSAN Resilience and Data Availability

• Describe and configure the Object Repair Timer advanced option

• Plan disk replacement in a vSAN cluster

• Plan maintenance tasks to avoid vSAN object failures

• Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster

7 Configuring vSAN Storage Space Efficiency

• Discuss Deduplication and Compression techniques

• Understand Deduplication and Compression overhead

• Discuss Compression only mode

• Configure Erasure Coding

• Configure swap object Thin Provisioning

• Discuss Reclaiming Storage Space with SCSI UNMAP

• Configure TRIM/UNMAP

8 vSAN Security Operations

• Identify differences between VM encryption and vSAN encryption

• Perform ongoing operations to maintain data security

• Describe the workflow of Data-in Transit encryption

• Identify the steps involved in replacing Key Management Server

9 Introduction to Advanced vSAN Configurations

• Identify requirements to configure vSAN iSCSI target

• Detail HCI Mesh technology and architecture

• Detail vSAN File Service architecture and configuration

• Explain the use cases of vSAN Direct

10 vSAN Cluster Maintenance

• Perform typical vSAN maintenance operations

• Describe vSAN maintenance modes and data evacuation options

• Assess the impact on cluster objects of entering maintenance mode

• Determine the specific data actions required after exiting maintenance mode

• Define the steps to shut down and reboot hosts and vSAN clusters

• Use best practices for boot devices

• Replace vSAN Nodes

11 vSAN Stretched and Two Node Clusters

• Describe the architecture and uses case for stretched clusters

• Detail the deployment and replacement of a vSAN Witness node

• Describe the architecture and uses case for two-node clusters

• Explain the benefits of vSphere HA and vSphere Site Recovery Manager in a vSAN stretched cluster

• Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster

12 vSAN Cluster Monitoring

• Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve

products and services

• Use vSphere Skyline Health for monitoring vSAN Cluster Health

• Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Client

• Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues

• Use IO Insight metrics for monitoring vSAN performance

• Analyse vsantop performance metrics

• Use vSAN Proactive Test to detect and diagnose cluster issues

13 vSAN Troubleshooting Methodology

• Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems

• Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency

14 vSAN Troubleshooting Tools

• Use Skyline Health for vSAN to identify and correct issues in VMware vSAN

• Discuss the ways to run various command-line tools

• Discuss the ways to access VMware vSphere ESXi Shell

• Use commands to view, configure, and manage your VMware vSphere environment

• Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands

• Use log files to help vSAN troubleshooting